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100 Years Ago


September 8, 1920: $35,502.96 Paid For Stithton Catholic Church Property

 Payment of $35,502.96 by the Government for the Catholic church property at Stithton will be made this week, says the Elizabethtown News. The property includes St. Patrick’s church, the priest’s house and the parochial school and embraces about four acres of ground.

 Check will be made to the Rt. Rev. Denis O’Donaghue, Bishop of the Diocese.

 The government has also made settlements with the following farmers: whose lands were condemned and purchased by the War Department Camp Knox army reservation:

 Mrs. Emily Watts and other heirs of John B. Watts, 173 acres, $14,342.80.

 Emma J. Ditto, 122 acres, $4,101.12.

 T.E. Kendall, 12 acres, $460.90.

 D.L. Graham, 1 ½ acres, $280.00.

 Iroquois Life Insurance Co., 35 acres, $1,302.00.

 T. E. Furrie, 124 acres, $5,194.93.


HERE AND THERE It has been tipped off locally the autoists who have the “habit” of running up and down Main Street with their “cut-outs” wide open and horns “tied down” may expect a visit soon by a State Auto Inspector. We would suggest that these auto accessories be used as the manufacturer of the auto intended, they should be used. There are a number of little items the inspector will get you on. If you have not complied with the law as follows is your car properly licensed and are the tags legible and on right? Are your lenses according to law? Is your muffler duly closed as it should be? Is your truck marked according to its to rating? Are all your lights in service – both front light and rear light? It is an easy matter to live up to the law. Why not be law abiding?



75 Years Ago



September 20, 1945: James T. Aikin Released From (Japanese) Prison

Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Aikin of West Point, Ky., have received a telegram from the government stating their son, James T. Aikin had been found and returned to military control, and would be returned to this country as soon as possible, and would communicate with his parents as soon as he reaches the U. S. James has been a prisoner in Japan since the fall of Corregidor in 1942.

50 Years Ago


September 8, 1970: County Fare By Mrs. Garland Brown

 I found this little excerpt from the Townsend, Montana Star newspaper, interesting:

 “The average 18-year-old cannot remember when there was no television. To him, nothing is true – nothing has happened—unless he sees it on TV—Today’s youth has parents and grandparents who base knowledge and experience on an entirely different set of values. They grew up reading carefully ordered words. They were mature before being bombarded by…on-the-scene news, glamourous entertainment, violence int the raw, provocative commercials, and fantasy formats. The older generation brings to its evaluation a cause and effect realism. Youth’s desires are not bounded by what can or cannot be. They have no built-in timer that says, ‘work and save and wait.’ The poor see into the homes of the rich. The uneducated opt for the status of those who have arrived. Television has brought actuality into the home. What young people see is fact for them. It is simply a matter of the age of the viewer as to what is seen and what message received.”



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